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  • April 28, 2012
  • • 7:40 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: J. Guzmán
  • • Attendance: 13975

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Houston Dynamo

Fresh off a big win, D.C. United looks to solidify its place near the top of the East, hosting the wandering Houston Dynamo.

D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Russell, McDonald, Dudar, Woolard; Kitchen, Cruz, DeLeon, De Rosario; Pontius, Santos.


OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)
Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Hainault, Boswell, Cameron, Taylor; Moffat, Watson, Sturgis, Carmargo; Bruin, Ching.


OUT: FW Brian Ownby (L elbow dislocation); FW Colin Rolfe (R hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Brad Davis (L calf strain); DF Corey Ashe (L hamstring strain); DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain)
  • Houston's Colin Clark will miss this game, serving the final match of his three-match ban.
  • D.C. comes into this game riding a six-game unbeaten run, the club's best such streak in three years.
  • Chris Pontius scored the first hat trick of his professional career in D.C.'s 4-1 win against New York. He had scored two goals in a game twice previously.
  • With a win, the Dynamo will match the best record on an extended road trip to open an MLS season. The Columbus Crew took 11 points from their season-opening seven-game road trip to start 1999. The Dynamo have eight from the first five games of their seven-game road start.
  • Houston hasn't lost to D.C. United since a 1-0 defeat on April 4, 2009 at RFK Stadium.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
-Joe WillisGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Emiliano Ariel DudarDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
20Geoff CameronDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
-Andre HainaultDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
17Luiz CamargoMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
-Brian ChingStriker
24Tyler DericGoalkeeper
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
-Nathan SturgisDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
3Calen CarrStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
23Cam WeaverStriker
Players to Watch
Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 13
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Geoff Cameron
Geoff Cameron
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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